I am a chartered clinical psychologist specialised in adult mental health. I work in the NHS as well as running a small private practice. I have 15 years of experience working in adult mental health as well as working with adolescents and couples. My special interest is in working with the impact of childhood trauma/adversity on adults which can manifest in chronic depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship difficulties and in more severe cases, personality difficulties. I have extensive experience in working with adults suffering from Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), also known as Borderline PD. I also have an interst in adult Autism and can offer specific interventions to improve the quality of life and social skills of clients with Autistic Spectrum Condition.
I am an integrative practitioner trained in a variety of therapeutic methods namely, CBT, psychodynamics and system theory (family therapy) to encapsulate clients' difficulties at different levels (conscious and unconscious). I also have training in Mentalisation-based Therapy (MBT), which is a specilised approach in treating EUPD.
I offer therapeutic interventions to adults as well as couples and adolescents. I am an engaging therapist and focus on establishing an intimate therapeutic relationship with my clients based on trust and transparency. I normally offer an initial consultation (can be online through skype or in person) with my clients to understand and formulate their difficulties and then depending on the outcome of my assessment, I can recommend short-term or if necessary long term interventions to work towards desirable therapeutic goals. My therapy sessions will be an hour and can be weekly or more depending on clients' needs.
I do believe that therapy is more useful if we identify and work towards necessary goals, otherwise it can become a circular and unneccessarily prolonged and frustrating process. I always encourage my clients to use what they learn about themselves in the real world. Coming from a diverse background and having extensive knowledge/experience in Martial Arts, as well as travelling, have given me a deeper understanding of the human condition. Such personal experiences as well as my clinical and academic work have made me a more well-rounded therapist who can connect to people from all walks of life. I endeavour not to judge but to understand my clients. I am a warm therapist however I would empathically challenge my clients when I feel they unconsciously resist change.
I am also a very experinced supervisor. I have supervised trainee clinical & counselling psychologists for many years in the NHS as well as privately. All my supervision sessions can be arranged and offered online (skype) or in person.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc in Psychology.
- MSc in Clinical Psychology (University of Bangor, North Wales).
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University of Essex, Colchester.
- Post graduate certificate in Family Therapy (Tavistock Clinic).
- Mentalisation-based Therapy (Anna Freud Centre).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions £100.
Concessions offered for
I do offer concessions for clients with low income and key workers.